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Phillip Allen
03-13-2011, 10:48 PM
:) .

Keith Wilson
03-13-2011, 10:51 PM
What's your beef? I like daylight savings time very much.

wardd
03-13-2011, 10:53 PM
no, but the microsecond change in the day from the earthquake has me depressed

BrianW
03-13-2011, 11:05 PM
One hour ain't nothing to deal with. Try 12 hours changes, every couple months, with 40 hour trips to blame.

Phillip Allen
03-13-2011, 11:29 PM
I don't like daylight savings time...I don't like the government motive...you want off an hour earlier...get your sorry butt outa bed an hour earlier...leave the rest of us alone

Keith Wilson
03-13-2011, 11:48 PM
Ah, quitcherbitchin, Phil. An extra hour of daylight after work is a good thing. Goddamn anarchists. :d

Paul Girouard
03-13-2011, 11:53 PM
I don't like daylight savings time...I don't like the government motive...you want off an hour earlier...get your sorry butt outa bed an hour earlier...leave the rest of us alone


What type of cheese goes with the this whine? Govt. cheese?? Maybe a move to say Arizona , they don't do DST. You could be one happy hombre in Arizona Phillip.

bobbys
03-14-2011, 12:05 AM
I have 2 digital clocks in my truck, Being as i have no idea how to set them one is summer time one is winter time, I put a bit of tape over the one not particular to the situation.

oznabrag
03-14-2011, 12:10 AM
Why can't they change it by 30 minutes and just leave it alone?

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 07:04 AM
What type of cheese goes with the this whine? Govt. cheese?? Maybe a move to say Arizona , they don't do DST. You could be one happy hombre in Arizona Phillip.

ah yes...another bumper sticker reply...the "love it or leave it" mentality in leu of reasoned argument...did you drop out of high school before you learned critical thinking?

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Why can't they change it by 30 minutes and just leave it alone?

I don't know but I'll bet it is about money somehow

Ian McColgin
03-14-2011, 07:07 AM
I don't like DST - I like clock noon and local noon to be at least near each other and the old Boy Scout trick of using a shadow on your watch (analog) as a compass won't work on DST - but if you have a problem Monday, you're a day late. Try to catch up and be like the rest who used DST as an excuse to miss church.

skuthorp
03-14-2011, 07:09 AM
I don't know but I'll bet it is about money somehow
It's the curtain manufacturers lobby Phillip. That extra hour fades your curtains something dreadful.

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 07:10 AM
It's the curtain manufacturers lobby Phillip. That extra hour fades your curtains something dreadful.

ah yes...ridicule is the "go-to" argument here abouts

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 07:11 AM
I don't like DST - I like clock noon and local noon to be at least near each other and the old Boy Scout trick of using a shadow on your watch (analog) as a compass won't work on DST - but if you have a problem Monday, you're a day late. Try to catch up and be like the rest who used DST as an excuse to miss church.

(okay...you get a smiley for that one) :)

skuthorp
03-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Wasn't meant to be that Phillip, it's just the standard joke here. I'm awake about 5am anyhow and only need 5-6 hours sleep. But I wish it had been around in my school years.

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 07:21 AM
Wasn't meant to be that Phillip, it's just the standard joke here. I'm awake about 5am anyhow and only need 5-6 hours sleep. But I wish it had been around in my school years.

okay...

David W Pratt
03-14-2011, 08:12 AM
In Norway the farmers don
t like it because they lose an hour of precious sunlight.

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 08:14 AM
In Norway the farmers don
t like it because they lose an hour of precious sunlight.

I get it!

stevebaby
03-14-2011, 08:17 AM
I don't know but I'll bet it is about money somehowDo you have a "reasoned argument" for this? let's see some the "critical thinking) that you just criticised another poster for not using.
The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

wardd
03-14-2011, 08:24 AM
Why can't they change it by 30 minutes and just leave it alone?

30 mins would confuse things with all other time zones being on the hour

McMike
03-14-2011, 08:46 AM
If you think about it, the problem with people who hate DST is that they've become slaves to the clock. I say: ignore the clock, use your biorythms. Instead of coming into the office at 7:30, I come in at 8:30.... within a month or so, I'll adjust naturally.

That only work when you're self-employed.

McMike
03-14-2011, 08:47 AM
30 mins would confuse things with all other time zones being on the hour

I think Oz has it. If everyione found the happy medium and kept it there FOREVER I would e happy and order would ring throughout.

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 08:57 AM
That only work when you're self-employed.

isn't EVERYONE? (sez Norman)

wardd
03-14-2011, 09:01 AM
no one is self employed unless you live in a tree in the jungle

think cliants

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 09:18 AM
no one is self employed unless you live in a tree in the jungle

think cliants

I think what you mean is that one must be his own client to be self-employed... not sure I agree though... semantical argument

Shang
03-14-2011, 09:40 AM
I don't like DST - I like clock noon and local noon to be at least near each other and the old Boy Scout trick of using a shadow on your watch (analog) as a compass won't work on DST - but if you have a problem Monday, you're a day late. Try to catch up and be like the rest who used DST as an excuse to miss church.

I use the Boy Scout trick of extending an arm, and counting the number of hand-widths between the horizon the the sun. The earth rotates 15 degrees an hour, four fingers at arm's length span about 15 degrees.
...By next year I hope to be able to afford a wrist watch.

goodbasil
03-14-2011, 09:55 AM
According to this, your pet doesn't like it either, http://ca.news.yahoo.com/pets-affected-daylight-saving-time-20110312-211404-078.html

Gonzalo
03-14-2011, 10:08 AM
What I resent is the government telling me that the inch is .0254 meters. Not only is that government imposition of the socialist metric system (invented by the French) on our so-called free country, but everyone knows the inch is the length of three grains of barley, dry and round, placed end to end, lengthwise. Where in the Constitution does Congress have the power to regulate the length of the inch? The word "inch" doesn't even appear in the Constitution!

We are on the road to slavery, gentlemen.

Nicholas Scheuer
03-14-2011, 10:21 AM
The shadow on a wrist watch trick still works; just use a one-hour correction. You have to correct your magnetic compass for deviation and variation, don't you? Especially on the East Coast where deviation is appreciable. Here on Lk Michigan the deviation angle is negligable.

I've used the wrist watch trick, but no more. I found that cell phones last much longer for me than wrist watches, so I quit wearing watches. Cell phones also change automatically forCST and DST, so no worries there.

As for our vehicles, my wife is the one who knows how to change the digital clocks in them.

Moby Nick

Jim Ledger
03-14-2011, 11:25 AM
Phillip, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you roll out of bed whenever you damn well please anyway?

Ian McColgin
03-14-2011, 12:04 PM
Nicholas, most maps lay the grid true north and south, not magnetic. We only correct from magnetic to true, uncorrect from true to magnetic.

BrianW
03-14-2011, 12:27 PM
30 mins would confuse things with all other time zones being on the hour

Several time zones are 30 minutes off from the zones next to them. From Dubai to Kabul, for example, is 30 minutes different.

Nicholas Scheuer
03-14-2011, 12:36 PM
Right you are Ian. My wife uses the compass mostly to maintain a course. I hardly use it at all, anymore. Most days land features and the Sun are all I need.

Moby Nick

hokiefan
03-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Phillip, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you roll out of bed whenever you damn well please anyway?

This was what I was thinking. Must be a real PITA having to get up whenever you feel like! :D

Cheers,

Bobby

Phillip Allen
03-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Damn, Jim...it's principals man!. anyway it was always true even when I worked (more or less). On a lot of constructions crews, the hours change in order to fit the weather and such...in very hot weather I would have my crew start as soon as it was light enough to see (in order to excape the hottest paart of the afternoon. The last time I tried that though, an old man with some sort of commercial business behind his house, lots of air conditioning units and a butt bigger than his brain invoked some city ordnance to prevent us from starting before 8 am...he didn't want to be "disturbed" with the noise of cement mixers...it was mid summer during a heat wave and that sob managed to give 2 of my people heat stroke by my having to work them in the heat of the afternoon...I'm still angry about it
Phillip, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you roll out of bed whenever you damn well please anyway?